DIY Faux Stained Glass Present Ornament

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Aleene’s. All opinions are my own.

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Making ornaments is one of my favorite holiday traditions, so this year I partnered with Aleene’s to make a Faux Stained Glass Present Ornament for our tree! I used plexiglass with red and green stained glass paint for this project and I can’t get over how much it looks like real stained glass. I really wanted my ornament to look as authentic as possible so I also sprayed a coat of Aleene’s Gloss Acrylic Sealer on top for extra protection and a glossy shine. I have so many ideas for more faux stained glass projects in the future, but if you’re interested in giving this one a try, keep on reading!

What You'll Need

Aleene’s Acrylic Sealer - Gloss Finish

Adhesive Backed Lead Lines (Not Real Lead)

Stained Glass Paint in Red + Green

Paintbrush

Plexiglass Square

Craft Knife

Red Bow + TwineStained Glass Ornament Supplies

How To

Step 1) Very carefully cut your lead lines with a craft knife and attach them to your plexiglass square so that they look like the image below. It’s important to make sure that the lead lines are on tight so that when it comes time to paint, there is no seeping or overlapping of colors. If any colors do seep through, just wipe it gently with a paper towel.

Stained Glass Ornament Lead Lines

Step 2) Pour your stained glass paint into a bowl and use a paintbrush to carefully spread the colors across your ornament. When you’re done, make sure you allow the colors to dry completely.

Adding stained glass paint

Step 3) Add a coat of Aleene’s Acrylic Gloss Sealer to not only add a glossy finish to your ornament but to also help protect your paint. 

Acrylic Sealer

Step 4) Attach your bow and twine on top of your present and your ornament is ready for the tree!

Add A Bow


Stained Glass Ornament